May Day

Often people welcome in the May. On the first of May at dawn, people stand to greet the sunrise.

They also dance around the Maypole (I did this as a child, and also I Wassailed). This was originally a fertility rite apparently, I have to say I don’t know much about it apart from that, and of course the dance created a beautiful pattern with the ribbons. I remember we had to reverse our steps to “unwind” the ribbon.

May celebration.

When I saw in the May in a few years ago, it was with the Blackhorse Morris, at Whitstable Beach. Jack o’ the Green was seen too along with the Mayor and partner ! Sadly I can’t find any pictures of the event, but it was great to see the sunrise at 5 am!

May you have a great month!

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